Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Butterscotch and Chocolate Brownie Bars

After Christmas, my pantry looks like a train wreck. I have half used bags of this kind of chips and half used of that. When I went to make something sweet the other night for the kids (really, just for the kids), I didn't have enough chips of any kind to make cookies. Since I did have 1 bag of butterscotch chips, I was able to scrounge up a recipe for Butterscotch brownies. I altered the recipe a bit to fit what I had left in the pantry, plus I added a bit of oatmeal just because I was craving some. They were so soft and chewy. Considering they are already gone, I think I'll be making these again!

Butterscotch and Chocolate Brownie Bars

1/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg

1/2 cup oatmeal
1 tablespoon milk
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup chopped nuts, if desires
1 cup each Butterscotch and Chocolate chips

Melt butter in a saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat. Mix in brown sugar, vanilla and egg; stir well. Stir in remaining ingredients. Spread in greased and floured 8x8x2 inch pan. Bake butterscotch brownies at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes.
Cut butterscotch brownies while warm.

"Woke up, it was a Chelsea morning, and the first thing that I knew There was milk and toast and honey and a bowl of oranges, too. And the sun poured in like butterscotch and stuck to all my senses."

-Joni Mitchell


Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

Your brownie bars sound yummy! Maybe I can get back to my diet next week, after I use up these butterscotch and chocolate chips.

Sweetflutterbys3 said...

Thanks Sweet! I was shooting for the diet thing too. As you can see, I haven't been very successful so far :)

Beth said...

These sound wonderful! I like the way you were so creative in altering the recipe to use up your leftovers. They actually have the same ingredients as our family's favorite oatmeal cookies. I almost always put in both butterscotch and chocolate chips (as well as pecans).

You were a good Mom, Mary Ann, to make these "just for the kids." I've done that many times myself, haha. :-)

Sweetflutterbys3 said...

Lol! Thank you Beth! I really do try to make things just for the kids. But the poor things know me too well and put up with sharing with me.

Greener Pastures--A City Girl Goes Country said...

Great Joni Mitchell poem!

I'm craving oatmeal too and I keep trying to talk Kelly into baking some oatmeal cookies with walnuts and raisins. We MIGHT have some leftover butterscotch chips. (Kelly has become the family baker. I encourage that! lol)

CountryDew said...

Yummy. I am having trouble with the diet thing too...

Sweetflutterbys3 said...

Debi- thanks! I love Joni Mitchell. My husband thinks I'm weird.

You are lucky to have a baker in the family! I bet Kelly is a great one too. Could you send some of those Oatmeal cookies my way?

Anita- I'm glad I'm not the only one. You'd think, with all I ate during the holidays I could keep my mouth shut by now!

Anonymous said...

I was craving chocolate the other day and made a devil's food cake on Friday. It is Sunday and the thing is over half gone. It is haunting me from the kitchen. I try not to even go in there but I know it is going to win out. Your brownies look so good. I love butterscotch and chocolate together. Really I love anything that has chocolate! Have a good week.

Sweetflutterbys3 said...

Southernlady- Oh my gosh, I can't even make a chocolate cake or I'll eat at least half myself, not counting all the licks of the icing I take just passing through the kitchen. I feel your pain!

Hope you have a great week too!